Chasing the Wild Heart

Chasing the Wild Heart

In the beginning, there is nothingness
then lines start to surface
then form and substance
And they figure in a dance, possessed.
A path is created and everything unfolds,
everything escapes, wild, elusive, tamed…
They slither and flow, sink-in and then float.
Meanings surrender to symbols and
paradoxes and juxtapositions…
the mind wanders as hours sweat and thoughts linger,
breathing slides in and out.
Aware of the surroundings,
the struggle ceases to be and I am translated.
I am always chasing the wild heart.

I finished my cup of coffee and walked away.

About Virgilio Gavia

Interests: poetry, photography, writing (prose and poetry), walking/hiking, reading (non-fiction and books of poetry) drinking coffee and herbal teas, camping, fishing, contemplating, solitude, silence, traveling, faded jeans, meaningful conversation, wabi-sabi, haiku, tanka, Jazz, Classical, oldies, all the books of Thomas Merton, Joseph Campbell, Thomas Moore, John O'Donohue, Mary Oliver, David Whyte, Mark Strand, ancient Chinese and Japanese poets, The Bible, spirituality, philosophy, psychology, sociology, history, humanities and the arts.
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19 Responses to Chasing the Wild Heart

  1. Beautiful image and words. A lovely post.

  2. Michele Seminara says:

    That was some cup of coffee! Great Virgilio.

  3. it grew more rascally as it progressed and then you delivered the sublime ‘the struggle ceases to be and I am translated’ – Big Smile; excellent

  4. Your words of poetry have that bend of philosophy and wisdom to it.

    I love this piece by yours.


  5. codedjeannie says:

    Beautiful! 🙂

  6. ur'damage says:


  7. Geo Sans says:

    drinking morning coffee
    my pen
    chasing invisible thoughts
    lost on a walk

  8. chrisbkm says:

    Perfect. Your quiet (shared) journey.

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